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Dec 14, 2012 3:00am PST
. >> new york, the high-tech resilient city. just don't get us wet. what the hell was that? >> that's from my upcoming benefit for victims of hurricane sandy. i booked the strongest, smartest comics i could find. my comedian friends and i will raise money to rebuild homes and lives one laugh at a time. >> awe damn, the lights are out! you know what? i'll watch a little television until they come back on. >> only on current tv. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] . >> this is "the bill press show," live on your radio and current t.v. >> bill: all right. already 26 minutes after the hour reed epsteed political reporter for politico. talking being susan rice now peter, twitter world, live this morning. >> tweeting at bp show @bp show. sharon more says she got acorn, van jones and sheroded. the backlash for women and minorities against the g.o.p. might be worth more than having her in the position if you are looking at it from a political standpoint. my pre-dix is susan rice senator or better. 2016 or beyond. >> huffingtonpost.com, their lead story barack obama avoids fight over susan rice. huff
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Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
zyron talking about the tragedy with the as soon as city chiefs and later, jennifer bendery, with huffington post. president obama at the whitehouse today the president is the hosting a bilateral meeting with the prime min sister of bulgaria. everybody knows his name. right, peter? >> of course. >> yankov. >> boyco borisoff. the prime minister of bulgaria at 4:00 o'clock, the president leaving campus to deliver remarks to the threat reduction symposium at the national defense university important work of the corporation in reducing the spread of nuclear weapons at 12:30, jay carney will be holding his regular press briefing at the whitehouse and i will be down there. we will be back. >> this is the"the bill press show." [ music ] >> good morning, everybody. welcome to the "full-court press" this monday morning december 3rdrd. so good to see thou morning. thank you for joining us as we boom out to you live coast to coast from our studio here on capitol hill in washington d.c. bring you the news of the day and ready to take your calls here in washington, a big night at the kennedy c
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Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
announced this saturday in new york city. manzel is the favorite. >> the correct answer is johnny manzel will win the heisman trophy this year. that's all there is to it. >> bill: is he the freshman? >> he is going to win. >> bill: i'll take your word for it. i don't know any of them. i wouldn't know who to vote for. >> you don't get to vote. >> luckily, you don't get to vote. they will give it to the defensive player. collin klein had a very good year but nobody had a better season than johnny manzel. >> bill: i'll take your word for it. i'll tell you what, i have a vote on john boehner's baloney plan yesterday they threw out there on the table. i would love to get your take on it too at 1-866-55-press. my vote is no! my vote is laughing all the way. so, you know what was going on. so for the fiscal cliff negotiations so far it really is serious stuff because the last thing we can afford right now is another 2008 debacle where people lose their shirt because the federal government -- the politicians here members of congress can't get their act together. but at any rate, you had o
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00am PST
spoke out too soon about gun control room after the murder-suicide of kansas city chief jovan belcher. according to the nra when is the best time to talk about gun control? never! yeah, you can never satisfy those guys. good morning, everybody. we will bring you up to date on all of the news of the day. today's current news update from lease a ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning. it is a chilly dark foggy morning here in los angeles but i am glad you got some of our nice weather. president obama is speaking to a couple of groups, today, the 2012 tribal nations conference of the department of the interior. first off, he will answer questions from members of the business round table, amid a debate over the fiscal cliff. the group is urging congress to take immediate action to avoid those automatic tax increases and spending cuts come january. president obama is saying that with the way speaker boehner plan stands now, no deal. >> unfortunately the speaker's proposal is out of balance. we will have to see the rates on the top 2% go u
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Dec 19, 2012 3:00am PST
>> bill: the public servants that we depend on at the city level, the county level, the state level, and really value their work, identify you he all of this talk about bycrats and public employees. it must drive you crazy? >> you hear people say ber the privileged class. i mean that is -- i mean you know, our members and public service workers across this country care about that you are communi youk communities and jobs. they are in public service for a reason. they want to help and support. >> that's what at the do every single detail. >> yeah. >> and the wages, the average wage of ourmez is only like $40,000 a year. when they retire after 25, 30, 3 five years of service, the average retirement benefit is 18 to $19,000 a year. >> that's not the privileged class. that represents workers who care about their communities who provided public services for a long, long time. they are not the privileged class. they are playing by the rules every single day and they should be treated with respect and dignity >> bill: amen. good to see you. we will keep up the fight in michigan and? >> we
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Dec 21, 2012 3:00am PST
live all the way across this great land of ours, every little village and town and big city in america, from our studio here on capitol hill in washington, d.c. this friday morning, december 21st, now three days, three shopping days left until christmas. you don't have to worry about the end of the world any more. just go out and party like, you know, nothing ever stops you, and shop until you drop. and listen to us on the way as you are getting ready and watch us here. you can do that on current tv of course. you can listen to us on your local progressive talk radio station and on sirius xm this hour only. maybe that will change one of these days when they come to their senses. it's good to have you with us today. there is a lot of news to talk about. vice president biden having his first meeting of the tax force on -- task force on guns meeting with law enforcement officials and meeting with members of the president's cabinet. and last night, a bombshell on capitol hill when john boehner couldn't get enough republican votes to even have a vote on his so-called plan b, a col l
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Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
that amount of space gu we went in san francisco in the city to a micro development housing unit. these are apartments being built that are about 250 square feet. >> bill: not studio apartments. families are living in them? dan: it's for one person, maybe two, not really for a family but, you know, in san francisco very high-rent. if you could cut your apartment in the rent to cut your rent and a half, it's not for everybody but i think a lot of people would do it. >> bill: right. how about the -- you and i talked before you left, did you get a chances to along at the high-speed rail project? dan: i talked to some california policy experts about high-speed rail and where the station are going to go and what exactly needs to happen to put in the core dors. it was interesting thinking about that farm land connecting sacramento down to l.a. would happen. there are proposed routes to las vegas. we are stalking at least five years off from seeing those corridors, but a lot of people are very much for it and you have a lot of farmers that are very against it. it's a controversial issue
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Dec 17, 2012 3:00am PST
the mayson city, iowa. hey, rob, good morning. >> how are you doing? untags good >> bill: good. what's your thought? >> i saw what happened friday. it's sick ended me. >> bill: tears you up. i told your screener, i am an nr member, not going to be any more. i am going to go sell my handgun today, after i drop my little girl off to school and i amplore anybody, if they don't want to make the same actions that i do for god's sake go get locks on your guns, lock them up. put them in a safe, you know. dis assemble them, make sure nobody can get their hand on them. >> bill: that's a sensible thing to do, rob. thank you so much for calling in. you know, there are also all kinds of programs where people who want to turn in their guns, right? >> buy-back programs all over the current tree. there has been a spike of people buying -- taking advantage of thieves programing turning in their guns in the aftermath of this tragedy citing the tragedy as reason to do so. you see that on the one hand. on the other hand, you see gun sales spike in the aftermath. >> rob there is something else you
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Dec 20, 2012 3:00am PST
, colorado and other places of mass killing but takes place practically every day in our cities. which hardly gets reported on. but the executive off the white house darn well knows what goes on in -- on the south side of chicago, inner city detroit and new york and los angeles. so jake, keep on asking those questions. we need a stronger press. >> bill: hey john, let me just explain my position here. i think it was a very fair question. you've heard me ask the question if you're a regular. and been very critical. and i've asked questions of jay carney at the briefing about why the president hadn't acted, for example, on the assault weapons ban. i'm just saying there is a way to ask that question which preserves the dignity of the media -- of the press and of the president of the united states. i had a long conversation after the briefing yesterday, for example, with peter baker from "the new york times" and peter said look, that was a legitimate question but he said the way i would have asked it would have been mr. president, you said sunday night that, as a nation, we have not done enough to
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Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
. the main reason police inappropriately stop mainly young black or latino men in our cities is because of the drug war. they're looking for drugs. they're looking for marijuana cocaine, heroin. the problem is the police begin to treat everyone as though they're a drug dealer in those communities or that there's someone possessing and using and selling drugs. and therefore if they do that, you know what they also commit violent crimes. >> bill: that's the argument we hear all the time. the drugs lead to -- getting access to the drug leads people to commit violent crimes therefore you get rid of the drugs, you get rid of the violent crime. >> the violent crime comes from the policy. and people need to understand that. it is the policy that is responsible for drug dealers being at war with each other on the corners. it is the policy that prevents users from getting -- people who are addicted just like alcoholism, people who are addicted, it prevents them from getting the proper treatment that they need. and because they have to be creative in how they get their money to support th
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Dec 13, 2012 3:00am PST
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Dec 12, 2012 3:00am PST
traverse city michigan. >> i wanted to weigh in on the protest yesterday. >> yes. >> i couldn't make it. but i am retired from a shop. i worked 31 years there. my grandfather worked for ford motor company] before they were union unionized. i know all of his struggles. killed for unions to become, you know, viable. >> yeah. yeah. >> it's just like a knife through our heart that this has happened. you are talking about the legislatures and people, republican and it's the koch brothers. it's all of these outside groups that are ruining our country, and it all started with the supreme court decision. and, you know, to allow all kind of money into the election process. i think that that's the core problem. >> right. citizens united but you are right about the koch brothers here there are two groups that they have that were involved. one is alec that john nichols mentioned, the american legislative exchange council. it's my latest book the obama hate machine. but alec wrote the legislation. they have a group -- i love this name, americans for prosperity. >> that's as big a lie as right to wor
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